In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake. And yet one basic metric that billions of people monitor regularly wasn’t included: periods.
The Beauty Brand That’s Putting Science at the Centre
Today, we’re going to talk about Regimen Lab, which was founded in Toronto by Webster Magcalas, a lab scientist who previously specialized in infectious disease research, and Alex Apostolopoulos, a digital marketer and management consultant. Its raison d’être? Just effective skin care.
10 Shower Gels That Will Add Luxury to Your Every Day
Want to broaden your body wash shopping beyond the two-for-one options at the supermarket? Here are 10 to try.
Cheekbone Beauty: When Transformation Is Part of the Journey
Jenn Harper started Cheekbone Beauty in 2016 because she had a dream. “Sometimes I say that people interpret it as a vision because I’m Indigenous, but it was an actual dream—a crazy dream about all these Native girls covered in lip gloss, laughing. It was joyful,” Harper says.
10 Fragrance-Free Beauty Products to Try
One of the key components of luxury beauty products is fragrance, designed to create or change a mood, or evoke a memory. But fragrant ingredients in products for skin, body and hair can also have an unintended consequence: allergic reactions and skin irritation. If you’re keen on eliminating some of the scents from your routine, here are 10 products to try.
Should You Use Beauty Products With Caffeine in Them?
Your caffeinated drink might wake you up, but can applying it to your skin make you look wider awake?
The Unconventional Beauty Brand That’s Taking Over the World
Vintner’s Daughter founder April Gargiulo explains how her brand is redefining luxury in the beauty world thanks to her singular vision.
A Doctor’s Guide to After-procedure Skin Care
If you have opted to have a little something done, you might need to change your skin care and habits before, during, and afterward to minimize side effects and not undo the results.
Do You Need a Colour-Depositing Hair Product?
If you’ve been muddling through the past year with occasional professional hair colouring and then progressively higher ponytails and headscarves to hide your roots, you might want to try a colour-depositing hair product.
I Love My Smile, and I Love Lipstick (Even if the World Says No)
But I was swimming against the tide. For everyone else, working from home meant still wearing lipstick but in you-but-better lip shades (plus a Zoom filter). I stayed as bright as ever.
9 Sunscreens for People Who Work Out
Outdoor exercise has one big challenge the gym doesn’t deliver: the weather, from torrential rain to blistering sunshine. And right now, we’re talking sun.
7 Cream Blushes for Summer
It makes skin look alive and sun-kissed sans UV, and it can bring your whole makeup look together.
French Beauty Brand Nuxe Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Every brand has its cult products—the ones that top the best-seller list year in, year out.
Why You Should Want Fruit-Based Skin Care
Sometimes we peek into our skin-care cabinets and wonder if we’ve wandered into the kitchen by mistake. It’s a veritable fruit salad in there.
The Future of Skin Care Is Customization
Imagine if, instead of layering up bajillions of different products, you could have one exquisite cream to rule them all?
When Body Positivity Meets the Beauty Industry
On the one hand we’re demanding high-tech body products and procedures and on the other, we’re preaching acceptance and celebration of our “flaws.”
Beauty Industry Veterans Get Serious About Sustainability
“They thought products had to be easy, simple, no work involved. And I would say, that’s not our customer; we want a thoughtful customer who purchases with purpose.”
Awesome Animal Print Nail Art That You Can Do At Home
Manicurists Rita Remark and Tamara Di Lullo say it’s surprisingly easy to create your own nail designs at home, and right now, they’re both going wild for animal print.
Why These Skin-Care Boosters Are a Great Way to Reset Post-Holidays
Think of these skincare booster kits as an intensive boot camp, as opposed to your regular trips to the gym.
Nail-care Goes Next Level With Health-Oriented Solutions
Just like hair, nails can be dry or hydrated, soft or brittle, and weak or strong. They can reflect the condition of the rest of your body.
6 At-Home Beauty Devices
Home lasers, LED masks, and zit-zappers have been around for a few years, but they really came into their own at the beginning of the pandemic, when we were unable to visit dermatologists and aestheticians for our usual treatments.
What Makes Great Mascara?
Mascara was originally designed to be protective, though the ancient Egyptians believed it could ward off evil spirits rather than pollen.
7 Acid Exfoliants for Everyone
Used correctly, acids can help with acne, signs of aging, and sun damage, and leave you with glowing and radiant skin. Here are seven products to try.
How to Use Acids Safely in Skincare
When it comes to introducing peels and acids into your skin-care routine, the consensus is: gently does it.
Byredo Founder Ben Gorham on His New Makeup Collection
Byredo makeup has arrived.
How to Wash Your Face
Like lots of things in the beauty world, cleansing has become increasingly complicated—how often we do it, what we use, and even how we wash our faces.
How to Brush Your Hair—You’re Doing It Wrong
Thoroughly brushing your hair before bed seems like an antiquated ritual, like an ornate vanity or a porcelain jar of cold cream.
BITE Lip Lab Goes Virtual
Consultants such as Deanne Terrell—an artist and makeup artist—will guide you toward a shade that will suit you best.
Silk Accessories and Their Benefits
It’s been used to make everything from parachutes and stockings to sutures and bicycle tires. It’s even popping up in personal-care products that claim to offer benefits for your skin and hair.
Pedicurist to the Stars Bastien Gonzalez on How to Take Care of Your Feet
His Pedi:Mani:Cure studios are in more than 20 hotels around the world, and he has his own product line.
8 Invisible Facial Sunscreens to Try
It’s tricky to find a sunscreen that feels pleasant, won’t irritate skin, and smells good. Add in the question of environmental damage and appearance, and it’s no wonder people are flummoxed.
6 Hairstyles To Try in 2020
“Runway looks don’t just emerge from nowhere,” she says. “Hairstylists are inspired by everyday looks.”
What Is the Skinification of Hair, and Why Should We Care?
The Canadian hair-care market is predicted to grow by 6.6 per cent a year between now and 2025. There’s even a term for it: skinification.
11 Must-Know Canadian Beauty Brands
In Canada, our beauty brands are inclusive and socially conscious, the embodiment of the cliché about Canadian “niceness”. Everyone wants what we’ve got. Read on to find out what to buy from the next generation of quintessentially Canadian beauty brands.
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Applying Foundation
Pros focus on skin because when foundation is immaculately applied, everything looks better—think of skin as the outfit and the rest of your makeup as the accessories.
6 Luxury Bath Salts for Gifting on Mother’s Day
Are old-school bath salts coming back into fashion? It would certainly seem so.
How to Protect Your Hands From Extra Washing Plus 8 Great Creams to Try
If you have skin in bits from washing your hands more thoroughly and frequently than usual, you’re not alone.
What’s the Deal With Facial Rollers and Gua Sha?
If you have any interest in beauty, you’ve probably encountered facial rollers and gua sha, most likely on Instagram, where they’ve been hailed by every influencer worth her follower count as totally transformative. We ask the experts if this is true.
Hermès Finally Enters the World of Cosmetics
There are the famous fragrances, from the classic Twilly d’Hermès to the sparkling Eau des Merveilles, but nothing in the line of makeup or skin care—until now.
5 Canadian Barbershops Elevating the Grooming Experience
Men, check these places out for your next trim.
Why Vitamin C Should Be in Everyone’s Skin-care Arsenal
There are few skin-care ingredients that dermatologists agree on, but high on the list is vitamin C.
The Rules Don’t Apply: How Anyone Can Pull Off Neon Eye Makeup
Neon eyeshadow works on a runway, but can it translate into everyday life?
What Makes a Great Barber?
Ten or so years ago, along came a new phenomenon: the high-end barbershop, which offered the standards and quality of a hairdresser, with the affordability and efficiency of a barber.
What You Need to Know About Lasers for Skin
Winter might make skin dry and dull, but when it comes to the complexion, it’s a perfect time for laser treatment.
Cellular Cosmetic Science
It’s clear that advances in Swiss cellular therapy go beyond just beauty, epitomizing the country’s dedication to science and the future of technology.
How to Help Your Skin Recover after the Holiday Parties
All the alcohol, bad foods, and stress can have bad effects on skin and sleep.
10 Extravagant Skin-care Gifts
Gifting skin-care is tricky; what are you really saying if you give your loved one an anti-aging serum as a present?
How and Why to Use Environmentally Conscious, Ethical Glitter
Glitter is back, and the holiday season is the perfect time to make like a disco ball, with a couple of tiny caveats: It’s horribly difficult to wear, and some of it is terrible for the environment.
What To Expect From The Best Medispas In Canada
These days, more people are heading to medispas—rather than doctors’ offices—to get their jabs and zaps. Why? Because the best ones offer all the expertise of the clinic with all the luxuries of the day spa.
Why Should We Be Worrying About Blue Light?
Here is everything you need to know about blue light’s effect on your health and six products that claim to reduce the potential damage.
How to Get the Perfect Brows
It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when eyebrows were incidental to your beauty look.
8 Brands That Prove Facial Oil is Definitely Not A Scam
Some products are blatantly more marketing than skin care—does anyone really need a pre- and post-serum? Having said that, there is one product that really does have unique benefits for skin: facial oils.
5 Men’s Fragrances for Autumn
It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.
High-End Makeup & the Chemistry Behind Functional Beauty Products
It makes sense that our skin-care products would be high-tech. Makeup, on the other hand, is considered artistic—a means of self-expression. Then again, there is real science and planning that goes into the making of high-end makeup.
How to Turn Your Beauty Stash Vegan
Here, seven vegan beauty products that work just as well as their non-vegan counterparts.
8 Tinted Lip Balms to Wear this Summer
Tinted lip balms are more hydrating than lipstick, though they won’t repair cracks or flakiness (typically winter problems anyway). And because they’re sheer, they can be a great way to dip a toe into brighter colours. Here are eight tinted lip balms to try.
How to Build an Exercise Beauty Kit
Don’t sweat it, we’re exploring all of the solutions to your beauty concerns pre- and post-exercise.
The Future of Sustainable Hair Care
The beauty industry as a whole contributes a huge amount to environmental pollution, mostly through its enthusiastic use of plastics. But these days, it’s easy to choose salon hair-care labels that are making efforts to be sustainable and eco-friendly.
The Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen Debate
What’s the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens? Is one better for your skin or for the environment? We examine the sunscreen debate.
8 Skin Care and Grooming Products for Men
In recent years, some companies have clued in to the fact that men want products that are effective and well-designed. Here, eight luxe skin-care products for men. Ladies, you may finally be able to steal his products for a change.
What’s the Real Deal with Ingestible Skin Care?
Ingestible skin care (pills, powders, and drinks that are good for your skin) have been huge in Asia for decades, but they’ve only recently made their way to North America. But what’s the science behind ingestibles?
Why Facial Mists are a Must
Summer skin care needs to be quick and easy, light and refreshing, and smell really good. Enter the facial mist. Here, a dozen recommendations to try.
The Truth About Clean Beauty
How to understand where scientific research and marketing intersect in the beauty industry.
Get to Know Verso
Swedish minimalist skincare comes to Canada with Verso.
M.A.C Cosmetics Celebrates 35 Years of Individuality
The world’s original progressive makeup company is still leading the beauty industry.
A Guide to Travel-Friendly Beauty Essentials
The secret to looking fresh while flying need no longer be up in the air.
The Best Holiday Beauty Gifts of 2018
These 10 exceptional beauty products are sure to fuel the festive spirit, whether gifted away or kept for oneself.
Shiseido’s New Colour Collection
This year, the brand has brought everything it knows about the beauty experience to makeup, revamping its colours collection into four textures.
Vancouver Welcomes A Second Gassy Jack Statue
Artist Vern Simpson, creator of the Gassy Jack statue, reflects on his life in art and how it feels to return to the character with the new Gassy Jack II.
The Best Way to Nourish Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier
Less is more when it comes to maintaining a healthy and balanced skin barrier.
Eight Ways to Wear Orange Blush
It’s official: orange is the new pink. Here’s how to get ahead of the trend and pull off the peachy-cheeked look.
High-End Hair Care
Prestige hair care is the luxe way to look after your locks.
In the last few years, probiotic skin care has boomed, thanks to an increasingly holistic approach to wellness that’s all about promoting the health of the skin.
Five colour-changing lipsticks sure to infuse a little fun into your makeup bag.
Plastic-Free Beauty Products
Here, six brands that are working to reduce how much plastic we use, and what we do with it.
The Best Aromatherapy Products
Skin care and body care that promise to change how you feel, not just how you look, using fragrance.
The Best Luxury Body Washes
Six shower gels with uplifting, relaxing, beautiful fragrances that will elevate your everyday.
Bite Beauty’s Astrology Lipsticks
The Canadian brand launches astrology-inspired, ultra-limited-edition lipsticks in its Amuse Bouche range.
Customizable Skin Care
These days, everyone wants bespoke—from tailored suits to off-the-beaten-track vacations, and now, skin care.
The Eclectic Work of Nik Palmer
At the heart of Palmer’s varying pursuits is a desire to create.
Decoding Dermatological Skin Care
Many of our skin-care products look beautiful and smell divine. The one problem? They may not actually work.
Everything Is Illuminated
These light, iridescent creams or lotions offer a natural-looking radiance without excess shine or glitter.
Deciem And The Quest For Flawless Skin
How Canadian beauty brand Deciem takes an honest, scientific approach to crafting products.
Anti-Aging Body Care
Aside from taking care of ourselves and bathing in SPF 50, what can we do to keep ourselves youthful all over, or reverse the damage we’ve already done?
5 Luxury Foundations
Potent skin-care ingredients are what differentiate ultra high-end foundations from the rest.